California native Shay Tippie moved to Costa Rica in 2006 after backpacking around South America looking for opportunities in tourism. A self-confessed travel addict, she’s now one of the Namu Travel Group's longest-serving consultants. She still finds time to travel and enjoys getting off the beaten track, finding places to work remotely. When not planning vacations, she's checking out new restaurants, doing yoga, watching Netflix and listening to podcasts. Shay lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.